Powerlifting

Why Does the Sumo Deadlift Get So Much Hate?

If you're a regular social media user, then you're probably accustomed to the frequent flack the sumo deadlift receives. No matter what - even when the weight is crazy impressive - it always seems like someone has something to...

How to Start Powerlifting After 40

Plenty of people think the squat, bench, and deadlift are timeless movements, eternal truths that will forever be fundamental to the strength and wellbeing of the human body. Powerlifting exercises are unbelievably effective, they work just about every muscle...

Female Powerlifters Share the Weirdest Things Guys Say to Them

If you follow elite female powerlifters on Instagram, you’re probably familiar with the bizarre comments they get on an everyday basis. There are plenty of positive, supportive comments, too — women lifting heavy weight is becoming more and more...

5 Tips for Combining Bodybuilding and Powerlifting

Despite some old school bodybuilders calling powerlifters fatties and powerlifters calling bodybuilders weak, the two sports can actually complement each other more than you'd think. Not only this, we are starting to see a new kind of hybrid athlete emerge...

10 Elite Powerlifters Share Why They Started Lifting

As a strength sports writer I'm continually learning the unique qualities of each sport, along with how each athlete thinks and acts. One of my favorite questions for strength athletes and average gym-goers alike is, "Why did you start...

Stefi Cohen Deadlifts 525 Pounds At 123 Pounds Bodyweight

Forget the Instagram-famous #roadto500 — powerlifter Stefi Cohen wants much, much more. Back in August, Cohen pulled 485 pounds in a meet for a new all-time World Record in her weight class. Then in September, she deadlifted a PR 501 pounds in...

The History of the Deadlift: How Did This Lift Become So Popular?

The deadlift is the simplest of the compounds, yet it's one of the most rewarding to perform. There's something about the grit and tenacity that comes with picking up a dead heavy weight from the ground; it's instinctual and...

How 7 Elite Powerlifters and Weightlifters Warm Up for Squats

Every body is different, and the warmup that's perfect for one athlete can = be subpar for others. As one of the most challenging movements the body can perform, there are a lot of ways people approach the back squat,...

Powerbuilding Workout Programs: Everything You Need to Know

Powerbuilding workout programs are nothing new in the world of strength sports. In fact, this style of workout has been used for years, but only recently have they been gaining more popularity (and been branded as such). This type...

Cailer Woolam Deadlifts a Huge 426kg (938lb) for Lifetime PR

Cailer Woolam, aka "Doctor.Deadlift" as per his Instagram handle, is continuing to close the gap between him and the 1,000 lb deadlift. The 22 year old Texas based powerlifter currently holds two all-time raw deadlift world records, and is...

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